18 February 2013

DB Alumni upsets Erco-A

by Edri K. AznarMonday, February 18, 2013
DON Bosco Alumni-C brought home the coveted Men’s Open title of
 the 10th Thirsty Football Cup after an upset win over the dreaded Erco-A, 
3-1, last Sunday night 
at the Cebu City Sports Center.
Don Bosco Alumni-C came into the match as the underdogs but 
quickly shrugged this off as they rose to the occasion and defeated Erco-A, 
which was powered by 
Azkals players Chieffy Caligdong and striker Ian Araneta.
Don Bosco Alumni-C’s Chris Richard Escudero was declared the
 best footballer in the Men’s Open division.
Don Bosco Alumni-C earned a slot in the round of 32 after finishing 
second in Group 15 with five points from a win and two draws.
They edged out Cent Comm Mizkits-B, 3-2.
Don Bosco Alumni-C advanced to the quarterfinals following a 2-0 
rout over Visayas State University in the Round of 16, 
then beat sister squad 
Don Bosco Alumni-A, 1-0, before a similar 1-0 win over Cent 
Comm Mizkits-A in the semi-final round.
Erco A, on the other hand, had the tournament’s best record with 12 
points from four wins.
Erco A defeated Indiana FC, 1-0, in the Round of 32; UP SMB, 
2-0, in the Round of 16; Warshockz, 1-0, in the quarterfinals; and Queen 
City United, 4-3.
Meanwhile, Kachella FC topped the Women’s Open division with 
2-0 victory over DB Ladies.
Jonnaliza Torres was named the division’s MVP.
Kachella FC was unbeaten in the group stage, finishing with nine 
pointsfrom three wins. They ranked second going into the Round of 16.
Kachella FC edged out Silliman University, 7-6, to advance in the 
Kachella FC beat Jivas Regal, 1-0, in the quarter finals and USC 
Green in the semi-finals, 2-1.

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on February 19, 2013.

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